‘Irrelevant’ David Axelrod slammed for saying Joe Biden ‘dangerously out-of-touch’ with voters’ concerns

‘Irrelevant’ David Axelrod slammed for saying Biden ‘dangerously out-of-touch’ with voters’ concerns after crucial ABC interview
Democratic strategist David Axelrod claimed President Biden was disconnected from voters' concerns regarding his age and health (Getty Images, @davidaxelrod/X)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Democratic strategist David Axelrod expressed serious concerns about President Biden's disconnect from voters' concerns regarding his age and health, following the President’s recent interview on ABC News.

Axelrod, in a social media post, emphasized that despite the President's pride in his accomplishments, he appears unaware of public worries about his future capabilities and electoral prospects.

David Axelrod's critique and Joe Biden's reflection on debate performance

“The president is rightfully proud of his record. But he is dangerously out-of-touch with the concerns people have about his capacities moving forward and his standing in this race,” Axelrod wrote in a post on the social platform X.

“Years ago at this time, he was 10 points ahead of Trump. Today, he is six points behind.”


According to The Hill, Axelrod's critique followed Biden’s much-discussed interview with George Stephanopoulos, marking his first major appearance since a widely criticized debate performance against former President Trump on June 27.

In the interview, Biden candidly referred to the debate as "a bad night," attributing his struggle to maintain control to distractions caused by Trump's persistent interruptions.

“I was having a bad night when I realized that even when I was answering a question, when they turned his mic off, he was still shouting, and I let it distract me,” Biden said, referring to Trump.

“I realized that I just wasn’t in control,” he added.

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In his interview with George Stephanopoulos, Joe Biden referred to the presidential debate as a 'bad night' (screenshot/ABC News)

Poll numbers reflect Joe Biden's disconnect with voters as internal party pressure mounts

Despite Biden's attempt to downplay concerns, Axelrod highlighted a stark contrast: "Years ago at this time, he was 10 points ahead of Trump. Today, he is six points behind."

This observation underscores Axelrod's belief that Biden's current standing in the polls reflects a deeper disconnect with voters.

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Joe Biden's polling numbers sparked concerns as calls for him to withdraw from the presidential race grow (Getty Images)

The interview aired amid growing internal pressure within the Democratic Party.

Prior to the airing of the ABC News interview on Friday, July 5, Rep Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) became the fourth House Democrat to call on Biden to drop out of the presidential race.

Additionally, reports surfaced of Senator Mark Warner's efforts to rally Democratic senators in support of a similar call for Biden to step aside.

Internet reacts to David Axelrod's remarks

Social media users have expressed a wide range of reactions to David Axelrod's remarks about Biden being disconnected from voters.

One user wrote, "Adding you to my block list. Why don’t you run if you think you can do better. Biden-Harris all the way to save democracy."


Another user commented, "Only because of mainstream media pundits like you."


One user replied, "Pathetic."


One user added, "David is out of time and should consider himself irrelevant now."


Another user said, "You are pathetic. Blocking."


One stated, "You don’t care about the country-you just care about keeping power."


Another said, "David, just vote for #ConvictedFelonTrump and leave us alone because #WeBackBidenHarris."


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